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#1 VikingGuitar

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:04 AM

Hi all.  As I previously mentioned, I'm relocating from the Bay Area, CA to Pittsburgh, PA later this summer.  I'm starting to setup the actual planning, and am looking to nail down lodging for the trip.  I was thinking of just setting up Air BnBs at various places, but this is also a great opportunity for me to see some shizzies along the way!

 

So, here's the deal.  I'm leaving Santa Cruz on the morning of July 30, and am looking to arrive in Pittsburgh around August 3 or 4.  I'll be taking I-80 E, heading through northern Nevada, northern Utah, southern Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  If anyone is along that route and would be willing to let me and a friend (driving buddy) stay the night, I would be very grateful, and would happily compensate you in some way (dinner? beer?)  

 

If you're interested, let me know where you are located and what your availability is and we can go from there.  Thank you in advance, and I'm hoping to get to see some folks that I don't normally get to see!

 

Here's a link to the route:

 

https://goo.gl/maps/ucQVNFj5QKM2

 

UPDATE:

There's been a change of plans and I'm taking the southern route.  I've pretty much got the whole trip covered now, but I really appreciate everyone's responses here!  THANK YOU ALL!!!


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

Well darn, if for some reason you veer off course and wind up in Kansas City let me know.  Hope you have an exciting trip!  Also, if you're bored along the Nebraska stretch (you will be), take a small detour and check out Carhenge.  

 

Actually carhenge is pretty boring too.  


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#3 raubhimself

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:12 AM

If you decide to go extremely out of your way through Phoenix you can stay at my house.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

Well darn, if for some reason you veer off course and wind up in Kansas City let me know.  

That might be a possibility!


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#5 Robby V

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:50 AM

I’m further east than your destination, but if you’d like help unpacking or anything some other ECS sand I could prob make a trip over!
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:10 PM

I’m further east than your destination, but if you’d like help unpacking or anything some other ECS sand I could prob make a trip over!

Thanks man!  I think I have that part covered, but I'm sure I'll hit you up to visit sometime.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:52 PM

I'm not on your way or anything, but I just wanted to add that my roadtrip move from upstate SC to Seattle WA was made exponentially more enjoyable by hitting up Shizzies all across the country and hanging with them on their home turf. It's one of the top experiences of my life. I hope you get to make lots of stops to see homies.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:27 PM

hey that route looks like it has some construction, have you considered side roads
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

We'll see.  I don't know the area at all, so I'm reluctant to tradeoff an extra hour or two for potentially getting lost.  Besides, I'm not leaving for another eight weeks, so hopefully some of that is cleared up.


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#10 raubhimself

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:10 PM

As long as you keep heading east-ish it's fine.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:35 PM

It looks like you're avoiding St. Louis. That's good for not getting murdered. I once stopped for coffee just off the freeway at 2 AM in St. Louis and the gas station lady looked at me like I was crazy for being where I was at the time I was there. I had no idea. It was the 90s. 


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:34 PM

You can crash here in Cincinnati, OH. Ask robby, am v gud host. garanteed, no bamboozles.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:22 PM

Cut way down south to come through Vegas and Phoenix, then you can cut back up through Kansas City and go to Pittsburghaghghgalkgh


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

Watch out, there's a wreck near Elkhart, IN.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:20 AM

Safest route is obviously via Canada.
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